Crocheted sweaters can take on many personalities. They can be feminine, lacy, drapey or dressy. They can also be thick, warm and cozy. They can be trendy or classic; colorful or muted; sparkly or matte; sophisticated or simple. No matter what type of style you’re going for, you’re sure to find sweater patterns you’ll love if you check out this list of our picks for the best crochet sweater pattern books.

Our Picks for the Best Women’s Crochet Sweater Patterns

The Crochet Closet

The Crochet Closet: A Crochet Sweater Pattern Book by Lisa Gentry, Published by Leisure Arts. Photo Courtesy of Leisure Arts.
The Crochet Closet: A Crochet Sweater Pattern Book by Lisa Gentry, Published by Leisure Arts. Photo Courtesy of Leisure Arts.

This is my pick for the best crochet sweater pattern book for ladies. It’s not a brand new publication, but it’s one that has stood, and will continue to stand, the test of time as far as high-quality design work and classic styling are concerned.

My other favorite sweater pattern books also include other types of crochet patterns in them — so please be sure to scroll down to the section of this page that features those collections.

Crochet Baby Sweater Patterns

Dressing Up Baby

You'll Find Fantastic Patterns for Crocheted Baby Sweaters and Other Layette Items in the Book Dressing Up Baby by Darla Sims, Published by Leisure Arts.
You’ll Find Fantastic Patterns for Crocheted Baby Sweaters and Other Layette Items in the Book Dressing Up Baby by Darla Sims, Published by Leisure Arts.

This book includes my all-time favorite baby sweater pattern. I made one of these for my little niece, and she wore it on an almost daily basis for all the cold days in fall, winter and spring until she finally outgrew it. The other patterns in the book are also lovely; it’s a book of baby layette sets, each of which includes a baby blanket, sweater, hat and booties. This book includes both boy and girl friendly layettes, but the patterns are better suited for baby girls than they are for baby boys.

Best Crochet Sweater Pattern Books for Men ?

There aren’t all that many pattern books featuring men’s crocheted sweaters. The only book I have in my personal library that includes an attractive and wearable man’s sweater is Crochetterie by Molla Mills. In general, if you want to crochet projects for guys, that book is a really great buy — it includes a wide range of fantastic guy-friendly and unisex patterns.

Crochet Pattern Collections That Include Women’s Sweaters Plus Other Types of Patterns

Carefree Crochet

Carefree Crochet by May Britt Bjella Zamori, published by Trafalgar Square Books
Carefree Crochet by May Britt Bjella Zamori, published by Trafalgar Square Books

Carefree Crochet offers you an excellent value on a crochet pattern book that includes women’s sweater patterns plus other types of patterns ranging from accessories to home decor items.


The sweaters included in this book are gorgeous, stylish ones including lacy tops, long cardigans and jackets. The other projects are fabulous, too — pillows, blankets and a trendy bikini. This book alone could keep your hands and crochet hooks busy for months or possibly even years.

Crochet Red

Vintage Modern Crochet

Continuous Crochet

Crochet It. Love It. Wear It!

Simply Crochet

Crochetwear

Crochet So Fine

Pretty Summer Fashion

Teach Yourself Crochet Ribbon Accents

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This page was last updated on 1-21-2020.